Building Communities using Search Co-op

We have added Google's Search Co-op to our Resources page. As an entrepreneur, you need to dabble in so many fields. Some areas of expertise an startup needs are legal, accounting, funding, marketing, sales, public relations, recruiting, hiring, partners, and advisers. We work with some great experts and partners and [...]

By | 2009-12-21T00:54:22+00:00 February 26th, 2007|Consulting Business, Startups, Tools for Startups|0 Comments

Julian Fellowes on Persistence, Getting Started, and Logical Consequences

I was doing some background research on Julian Fellowes after listening to his screenwriter's commentary on the Gosford Park DVD and came across three quotes that you may find useful as an entrepreneur. The first two are in response to Leilah Farrah's questions in an interview in the Wednesday June 25, 2003 edition [...]

By | 2016-03-20T01:01:03+00:00 February 23rd, 2007|Quotes, Rules of Thumb|5 Comments

2 Disruptive Trends: Open Source & SaaS

Last night, I attended the SDForum Business Intelligence SIG. The guest speaker was Barry Klawans, CTO of JasperSoft who spoke on 2 Disruptive Trends: Open Source & SaaS. From Barry's talk I learned: The advantages vs. disadvantages of SaaS (Software as a Service) The similarities between SaaS and Open Source [...]

By | 2007-03-08T17:38:04+00:00 February 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s Your Passion?

Don't forget the dream to change the world that got you started: your passion is an important element of craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence. What's Your Passion? Recently, I chatted with a well-established consultant–she’s been working for more than a decade. She was having trouble developing a short elevator [...]

By | 2016-10-25T23:28:24+00:00 February 15th, 2007|Consulting Business, Startups|2 Comments

9 From Greg Knauss’ “An Entirely Other Day”

Greg Knauss wrote "An Entirely Other Day" sporadically from 1994 to 2006 (with five year or so gap between 2001 and 2006 and who knows, he may start up again). It's experiential blogging at its finest, with some sharp observations--some introspective--of work, marriage, children, illness, aging, and death. Experiential Blogging [...]

By | 2014-09-01T15:50:33+00:00 February 14th, 2007|Blogging|4 Comments

Interesting Discussions From Fast Forward 2007

I attended FASTforward '07, this week. There were some very interesting talks: John Battelle, author of Searchblog: Search is a conversion. Search becomes a way to have a dialog with your customers.  Interaction with your website should mirror a conversation. Batelle offered the New York Times site as an example of [...]

By | 2009-03-02T00:10:30+00:00 February 10th, 2007|Blogging, Events|0 Comments

Pixar’s Ed Catmull Highlights Value of Post Mortems

The Annual Stanford Entrepreneurship Conference featured Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, as its keynote speaker. Ed gave a great presentation on lessons learned from structurally organizing a company for effective communication across its departments. In the beginning, Ed believed they had created a very strong culture at Pixar. [...]

By | 2007-02-26T22:43:48+00:00 February 1st, 2007|Events, Rules of Thumb|0 Comments